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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kron-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee]
    • /ˌkrɒn oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kron-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee]
    • /ˌkrɒn oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/

Definitions of chronobiology word

  • noun chronobiology the branch of biology concerned with the periodicity occurring in living organisms 3
  • noun chronobiology the study of biological activity in relation to time, as in various cycles and rhythms 3
  • noun chronobiology the science or study of the effect of time, especially rhythms, on living systems. 1
  • noun chronobiology The branch of biology concerned with natural physiological rhythms and other cyclical phenomena. 1
  • noun chronobiology (biology) The study of the effects of time on biological systems, especially the effects of periodicity. 0

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Origin of chronobiology

First appearance:

before 1975
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 1975-80; chrono- + biology

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Parts of speech for Chronobiology


chronobiology popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chronobiology usage trend in Literature

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